d1t01 - Cold Rain And Snow
d1t02 - Mama Tried
d1t03 - The Frozen Logger
d1t04 - Easy Wind
d1t05 - Till The Morning Comes
d1t06 - Truckin'
d1tt07 - Friend Of The Devil
d1t08 - Me And My Uncle
d1t09 - Candyman
d1t10 - Big Railroad Blues
d1t11 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t12 - Black Peter
d1t13 - Beat It On Down The Line
Set2 - Disc 2
d2t04-China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t05-I Know You Rider
d2t07-Uncle John's Band
Digitally Remastered using the Bertha Digital Audio Workstation. Remastering by firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed April 4, 2006.
Some minor cleanup and editing was done prior to Bertha processing.
Charlie did a nice job patching this one.
DVD audio extraction through flac compression by Gary Field 4/20/2006. Thanks to Charlie and Jay.
September 21, 2016 Subject:
St. Stephen's Day
Interestingly, they did 3 days here, just east of East L.A., in between 2 Winterland shows, including NYE. The 28th is probably better known/regarded. This one's, however, not the best of these shows; half struggling and rickety, showing that 2-star shows aren't limited to '94.
First Set. Average start and possibly the best Frozen Logger? Who knows? There were 8, though they don't all survive (examples: 1971, 1972 and 1985). It's not supposed to be good per se; it's a shanty. Till the Morning Comes is rough enough to hint at why it was dropped but things get much better with Truckin' during the jam section. Friend of the Devil is one of the last with the straightforward, note-for-note studio reading (n.b. not an acoustic set). Candyman is a solid version (there's a very brief Merry-Go-Round Broke Down). Does Big Railroad have one-off lyrics (Looked up on the board/She's rolling down the road)? Minglewood also uses unique lyrics: "I'd rather be in some dark hollow where the sun refused to shine/than to be in some big city with women on my mind" is actually a mod of the traditional "let a woman rule my mind" lyrics. Phil calls for 26 on a Beat it on Down the Line-4, but then goes 27 while the rest go 25 and it's a do-over.
Second Set. Struggling on this night. Casey Jones is especially flat. The only thing not below-average here is Rider.
1st Set: C 2nd Set: D+
Overall = 2 Stars
Me & My Uncle - The 70s MaMUs are usually good and Jers pulls rainbows from this one
SOURCES: The ashley/bertha has slightly better image/clarity/balance than the miller.22369 and has had more glitches removed. It's also the most complete, though they both source multiple fragments of different image and speed and the pitch is all over the place:
Till the Morning Comes - runs 2% fast
Truckin' - there's a partial version on American Beauty. This is complete, but 2% fast until "Dallas", then 3% slow! Oddly, the official version runs 2% slow and the gods only know why they chose to put part of a song, at the wrong speed, as a bonus cut (though this isn't the only example of this)!
Friend of the Devil/MaMU - 1% slow
Candyman - 2% slow
Big Railroad - 1% fast
Black Peter - ok until the patch, then 2% slow
BioDtL - 2% slow
Morning Dew/Casey - 1% slow (which is still noticeable)
December 27, 2015 Subject:
The Frozen Logger
When they did this 3rd night of RED ROCKS 1985.
I had a momentary lapse of reason which lasted until about 1993 when I voluntarily joined the U.S. Army.(Talk about the frying pan into the fire)
Anyway back to the Frozen Logger. Check out the 85 version with the kazoo's. This 12/26/70 one has really good vocals because the one in 85 I could not make heads or tails of lyrically. That one sounded like a monkey with an organ grinder. This one is pretty true to the original lyrics.
"If you put whiskey on it
he would eat a bale of hay"
In response to requests, Jerry says.,"We have two more nights to go here, please" Another words RELAX , WE WILL GET TO EVERYTHING...
Really interesting song selection for First Set. I am not sure I had any tapes with 'Till the Morning Comes' but the song was so known from the studio LP.
Truckin was pretty hot as well.
Well it sounded to me that Jerry might not have been 100% happy with 1st set.From that set closing remark. I remember Garcia interviewed that he learned that many times 'Good Show' could be very subjective. Like he could think the show was horrible and people would be like that was such a great show! Jerry said over time he just got to be much more even keeled about the shows. I personally think you would need to have had that attitude if everything you did live immediately became public domain.
October 23, 2015 Subject:
Yes, Ed Mcmahon was there
My dad told me that Johnny carson and Ed MCmahon were at this show, and that this was the first time Ed said "YES" in such an authoritative way that Johnny made it part of his show. On the other hand, if I had been a better student I could have entered College at the age of 1.8 years if I excelled in pre kindergarten and attended Pitzer College and saw these shows, since its nearby and all that, but I would have had to go in my diapers. U can a decide which you prefer, both stories are totally 100% true. Yet, as they say, I guess it doesn't matter anyway.
Pitzer College Grateful Dead Parking Lot Graduate
Class of 1990.VN
PS I did steal this show tape from someone when I was 16, that part is true at least. It didnt quite sound like this 1.
December 27, 2014 Subject:
the first show in yet another great 3 night run
Winter is here so it's a good time to remember these great Legion Stadium shows.
Like many recordings in the Archive, the quality of this recording is impossible to appreciate on the smaller computer speakers. The stage mics (and/or some dedicated mic) seems to have captured a good deal of the low frequency spectrum and the reverberations of "the hall" (as I understand it, Legion Stadium was an old boxing ring).
Just put this through a system with some decent bass and you will think that you were there. That's a good feeling because the Dead deliver some very groovy and beautifully played music here. December 1970 seems a long way from May 1970, or even September 1970. The beads and flowery tunics have been traded in for cowboy hats and ponchos.
The tempo of some of the songs is relatively leisurely, to be sure, but the band regularly scales numerous and majestic peak destinations ... sometimes multiple times in a single songs (the audience is peaking -- you can tell that much).
On the other hand, the energy flowing from the stage during Easy Wind and Big Railroad Blues is extreme. Some fantastic playing by a well-recorded Bob Weir on pretty much everything, particularly the Easy Wind and the Friend of the Devil.
I've always had a special fondness for the well-screamed versions of Minglewood Blues and this is one of the best examples. Listen to Jerry's incredible and continuous guitar improvisations as that song progresses. Whether he's soloing or just playing behind Weir's vocals the dude never stops inventing.
The Good Lovin' jam (after the drums) begins at 5:10 (sounds like there is a splice in the Drums moments before that) and it's an exceptional version: very tight, very hot, but also venturing into much unfamiliar and awesome territories. Nice vocals by Pig towards the end (and is it just me or does Jerry riff on "Thank You For Letting Me Be Mice Elf" at around 17:15 or thereabouts?).
March 22, 2013 Subject:
wow, just wow, such clarity!!!!!
pristine sound, esp 4 70!!
all is tops
easy wind, minglewood, ttmcomes. black peter on & on
February 9, 2012 Subject:
Ron finishes his harmonica, says, "Go on!" and the rest of the band quiets down and lets Bobby do his thing. Then it's Jerry's turn, and before it's over you know you're hearing a song for the ages! Is there anything like a 1970 Easy Wind?
Five from Workingman's, four from American. What a show!
January 9, 2011 Subject:
Okay, I can hear a definite improvement over the other copies on I.A., I'm impressed.
I congratulate you, nice work.
Get this version, it sounds better.
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now, or you'll be sorry...
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
July 12, 2008 Subject:
All Electric Workingmans /Beauty With Gibson SG
There is something very unique and indescribable with the sound of this recording and what's been done to it. It's Jerry on his Live Dead Gibson SG firewalking through songs from Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Though some of the vocal harmonies are strained their last time played Til The Morning Comes sparkles and though slightly slower in tempo the Minglewood is very similar to their first album version. Every song version is topnotch.
An astonishingly crisp and robust representation of what would morph into concert hall Grateful Dead.